The indecencies forbidden by Allah in the Holy Quran are the Imams of Deviation
Muhammad Ibn Mansoor reports, “I asked Abd Saleh (Imam Kazim a.s.) about the word of Allah – Mighty and Majestic be He – ‘Say: My Lord has only prohibited the indecencies from the manifest of them as well as the concealed ones’. He (a.s.) replied,
‘For the Quran, there is an apparent and a concealed. Then whatever Allah has prohibited in the Quran, it is the apparent and its concealed meaning implies the unjust Imams and whatever Allah the High has permitted in the Book it is the apparent while the concealed refers to the Imams of truth.”
(Basaaer al-Darajaat, vol. 1, p. 33, H. 2; Al-Kaafi, vol. 1, p. 374, H. 10;
Wasaael al-Shiah, vol. 25, p. 10, H. 31000; Al-Burhan fee Tafseer al-Quran, vol. 2, p. 539, H. 3868; Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 24, p. 301, H.7)
The only way for Muslim Unity is the way prescribed by Hazrat Fatima Zahra (s.a.)
Muslim Unity or Ettihad is the byword that everyone swears by, but the solution to it seems elusive even though it is staring them in the face. Various recipes are offered for Muslim Unity like alignment with the majority or Jamaat or rallying around the Holy Quran or revering the companions and wives.
How exactly can Muslims achieve Unity in a way that satisfies Allah and the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.)?
Hazrat Fatima Zahra (s.a.) prescribes Unity
Within a few days of the Holy Prophet’s (s.a.w.a.) martyrdom, the Muslim nation was deeply divided over issues like caliphate and inheritance of the Prophet’s daughter – Hazrat Fatima Zahra (s.a.). Muslim Unity was hanging by its last thread and Muslims were about to sink into an abyss of ignorance from which they had been rescued just a few years ago by the Prophet (s.a.w.a.).
At this critical juncture, Hazrat Fatima Zahra (s.a.) while addressing the Muslims in the Mosque of the Prophet (s.a.w.a.) outlines a prescription for Muslim Unity. She declared – Allah has made our (i.e. Ahle Bait) obedience as a system for religion, our leadership as a safeguard from disunity.(Al-Ehtejaj, vol. 1, pp. 132-141; Sharh Nahj al-Balaghah, vol. 16, p.210; Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 29, p. 216)
Muslim Unity is not about uniting over the Holy Quran or companions or caliphs or wives. All these were already present amidst the Muslims after the Prophet (s.a.w.a.).
As evident from the matchless sermon of Hazrat Fatima Zahra (s.a.), Muslim Unity is possible only under the guardianship of the Prophet’s (s.a.w.a.) infallible progeny.
How Did the Imam Kazim (a.s.) Pass his Time in Prison?
Haroon al-Abbasi ordered the Imam (a.s.) to be given over to Fazl bin Yahya, “who received him, locked him in one of his houses and posted guards around the house. Imam Moosa Kazim (a.s.) busied himself in worship. He stayed up all night perfoming prayers and reciting the Holy Qur’an. During the day he was often fasting. He never averted his face from his worshipping site.”
Imam al-Kazim (a.s.), turned down all offers to intervene on his behalf with the rulers. He frankly told those who asked him to allow them to send a delegation of prominent people to Haroon al-Abbasi to persuade him to set him free.
When Yahya conveyed the message of Haroon al- Abbasi to Imam Moosa bin Ja’far (a.s.), he rejected the offer which would have put him in a humiliating position, as if he were a wrongdoer. He said to Yahya, “Tomorrow, when we have knelt down before Allah, Who will judge between us, you will know who is the oppressor who has wronged the other. Wassalam.”
Thus, the Imam (a.s.) through his patience and trust in Allah, the Almighty, defeated all means of injustice and terror, like prison, pressure, chains, distortion of the truth, and deceiving public opinon. Haroon al-Abbasi was let with only one choice-to assassinate Imam Moosa al-Kazim (a.s.) and put and end to his blessed life.